Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic or opportunistic microorganisms that can be transmitted directly or indirectly from one person to another. Antimicrobials are used in the treatment of these diseases and may be natural or synthetic compounds capable of inhibiting or causing the death of fungi or bacteria. Synthetic antimicrobials have limitations, such as the triggering of side effects and a high degree of acquired resistance, the latter being related to the excessive and irrational use of antimicrobials. In view of this, the investigation of natural products with antimicrobial activity has been growing increasingly, being this new technology one of these new products, to nanostructured lipid system, comprising hydroalcoholic extract of Astronium urundeuva leaves for antimicrobial treatment.
This new technology is able to potentiate the action of the aroeira extract, reducing the necessary dose and the side effects and improving its biological activity. In addition, the use of leaves and barks of this plant species presents a sustainable, viable and affordable alternative for antimicrobial treatment.
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